Patriots Re-Sign DL Ricky Jean Francois, Place OL Marcus Cannon On IR

The New England Patriots announced Wednesday that they’ve re-signed DL Ricky Jean Francois and placed OL Marcus Cannon on injured reserve.

Francois, 31, is a former seventh-round pick of the 49ers back in 2009. He played four seasons for San Francisco before departing and signing on with the Colts as an unrestricted free agent.

After two years, the Colts cut Jean-Francois loose and he signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Redskins in February of 2015. Washington released him during the offseason and he later signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Packers.

Jean-Francois was on and off of the Packers’ roster this year before the Patriots signed him to a contract last month.

In 2017, Jean Francois has appeared in nine games for the Packers and Patriots and recorded four tackles and no sacks.

Cannon, 29, is a former fifth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2011. He’s currently in the second year of his six-year, $35.9 million contract that included $14.5 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $1.35 million and $4 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2017, Cannon appeared in seven games for the Patriots and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 24 offensive tackle out of 82 qualifying players.

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